When in Return
Chalton Gallery, 96 Chalton Street, Camden, London UK NW1 1HJ
What is the power of now? And how does it embody and dictate time as we remember it. Because when she died I did not know if she would return.
When In Return is an exhibition of kinetic sculptures that perform continuously, replacing a human body figure with a mechanical body. Jacobs displays the narrative of using domestic objects as religious icons. The works transmit shadows of figures that activate a turning of our own principles.
This alters our values when religious dogmas appear, making us turn between our beliefs and moral conditioning. This instance is a rotation, from the external to the internal. Rotation never starts nor does it end. It is a continuum of sinuous limitations.
Jacobs works with performance, sculpture and installations. These usually consist of defunct objects which are used to form a narrative of gesture. Through site-specific frameworks and parameters, she elevates irony and deals with the symbolical aspects of domesticity. Her stage therefore often becomes a metaphor, carefully structured to question notions.